Portraits of 10 men and women.
CEPF's Hotspot Heroes.
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Call for Proposals

Virtual Awards Event

Opening Date: 15 June 2021
Closing Date: EXTENDED TO 9 July 2021 
Questions Due Date: 30 June 2021
Submission: Proposals should be sent to by 5 p.m. (EDT) on the closing date.


CEPF plans to present a virtual awards event to recognize its Hotspot Heroes—10 individuals from grantee organizations who have made outstanding contributions to conservation of the world’s biodiversity hotspots.

Originally planned as an in-person event scheduled for summer 2020, the event was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and is now expected to be entirely virtual. CEPF would like to hold the event in conjunction with the IUCN World Conservation Congress, which is scheduled for 3-10 September 2021. CEPF event is tentatively scheduled for 9 September 2021.

CEPF issues this call for proposals for an event production company to lead the organization and presentation of the event.

More Information

- Call for proposals including amendment (PDF - 458 KB)

- Responses to questions (PDF - 192 KB)

Please carefully read the complete document prior to submitting a proposal. 


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